As “conference season” comes to a close this year, we’re looking forward to one of the biggest events of the year, IT Nation Connect in Orlando. The event runs from October 30-November 1 this year so it falls on Halloween. While we don’t have anything “spooky” planned, we do have some great plans and even a special guest! Continue reading
As always we are excited to announce a new performance and usability improvements to MSP360 Remote Assistant (formerly CloudBerry Remote Assistant) along with awesome new features with the release of version 2.2.
CloudBerry Lab, the leading provider of multi-cloud data backup and recovery solutions, has announced rebranding under the new name MSP360 and the appointment of Brian Helwig as CEO. Continue reading
Thinking of attending ASCII SMB IT Success Summit in Denver on July 24-25? Well, guess what. CloudBerry will be there as a sponsor and part of the vendor lineup. Meet David Gugick (VP Product Management) and Doug Hazelman (VP Technical Marketing, MSP Voice host) who will be representing CloudBerry at the event. Continue reading
CloudBerry Backup 6.1 fully supports Azure Stack as a storage destination.
Azure Stack is an extension of Microsoft Azure that provides an on-premises environment for delivering Azure services within customers' own computing facilities. It offers a consistent cloud infrastructure, providing businesses with a wide range of computing solutions and services, without the latency that can impact remotely hosted, cloud-based applications.
To Add Azure Stack as a Storage Destination
- Open the application menu, then click Add New Account.
- In Select Cloud Storage dialog box, select Azure.
- In the Azure Account dialog box, fill in your Azure credentials. Select AzureStack item in the Account type drop-down menu.
- Specify the Service endpoint.
- In the Container drop-down menu, select the Azure container for your backups or select Create New Container to create a new one.
- When you are finished, click OK.
Cloudberry Backup 6.1 features updated Hyper-V support that allows users to exclude virtual disks on a virtual machine within a Hyper-V backup plan. This feature serves as an efficient tool for backup size optimization. The updated Backup Wizard offers a separate step for virtual disk selection. Continue reading
About the Restore Verification Feature
For Image-based backups, CloudBerry Backup 6.1 provides the restore verification feature (beta version). When using this feature, CloudBerry Backup creates and runs a test restore plan that downloads a part of the backed up data required to start a test Windows VM created with Windows Hyper-V.
The restore verification feature lets you check the backup integrity before restoring the full backup to a real Windows machine.
Hyper-V is built into Windows as an optional component that is available in Windows 8 or higher. For Windows Server versions, Hyper-V is available in Windows Server 2008 or higher.
For instructions on how to enable the Hyper-V role for your version of OS, see Microsoft documentation. For example, appropriate instructions for Windows 10 are available here.
Before Using This Feature
Before using the restore verification feature, consider the following limitations:
- The Hyper-V role cannot be installed on Windows 10 Home.
- For Windows Server versions, you can use the Restore Verification feature on computers running Windows Server 2012 or higher.
- For the test VM, in the current user temporary folder, Windows creates the Virtual Hard Drive file (.vhdx file). By default, the user temporary folder is located on the C: drive.
For the test VM to work properly, ensure that the C: drive has enough space.
Using the Restore Verification Feature
To check an image-based backup integrity, perform the following steps:
- In the Home menu, navigate to the Backup Storage tab.
- In the list of backups, select an image-based backup to check.
- Right-click the backup, then select Restore Verification (BETA):
This creates and runs a test restore plan that will start a Windows VM using a part of the backed up data downloaded from the cloud storage. The virtual machine state is displayed in the preview screenshot:
TIP: Optionally, to log on into VM, click the Hyper-V Console link.
CloudBerry Backup has been updated to include support for storing data in Amazon's Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) region. Now, you have the option of creating Amazon S3 Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) region storage buckets from CloudBerry Backup. Continue reading
For several years, CloudBerry Explorer has offered an integration with AWS CloudFront. After careful analysis, CloudBerry Labs has decided to discontinue this support. Going forward, customers will be able to work with Amazon CloudFront directly, rather than through CloudBerry Explorer, to enjoy a more streamlined experience.
To learn more about using CloudFront in Amazon, refer to Amazon CloudFront Getting Started documentation.